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Title in Portuguese: Plastic intake does not depend on fish eating habits: Identification of microplastics in the stomach contents of fish on an urban beach in Brazil
Author: Dantas, Natália C. F. M.
Duarte, Oscar S.
Ferreira, Wellington C.
Ayala, Alejandro P.
Rezende, Carla F.
Feitosa, Caroline V.
Keywords: Marine teleost
Sandy beach
Trophic guilds
Anthropogenic impacts
Stomach contents
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Marine Pollution Bulletin
Citation: DANTAS, Natália C. F. M. et al. Plastic intake does not depend on fish eating habits: Identification of microplastics in the stomach contents of fish on an urban beach in Brazil. Marine Pollution Bulletin, [s.l.], v. 153, p. 1-8, 2020.
Abstract: This study aims to identify, classify, quantify the ingested microplastic by marine teleost fish, in order to analyze the relationship between microplastic and trophic guilds. Food items of 214 individuals of Opisthonema oglinum, Bagre marinus, Cathorops spixii, Sciades herzbergii, Chloroscombrus chrysurus, Conodon nobilis, Haemulopsis corvinaeformis were analyzed. The species were classified according to their trophic guilds (zoobenthivorous or opportunistic/omnivorous). All species ingested microplastic and contamination occurred independently of the trophic guild. Of the sampled fish, 55% were contaminated by microplastic. The most consumed categories were blue (28%) and transparent filaments (20%). Raman spectroscopy measurements detected that most sampled filament corresponds to blue synthetic fiber (polyester). This study can contribute by filling gaps in knowledge regarding sandy beach impacts, which are environments so highly threatened by human activities around the world and are neglected in terms of use and conservation plans.
URI: http://www.repositorio.ufc.br/handle/riufc/59159
metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
ISSN: 0025-326X
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